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curtain wall

[′kərt·ən ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
An external wall that is not load-bearing.

curtain wall

A method of construction in which all building loads are transmitted to a metal skeleton frame, so that the non-load-bearing exterior walls of metal and glass are simply a protective cladding. See also: Wall

curtain wall

curtain wall, 2
1. In a tall building of steel-frame construction, an exterior wall that is non-load-bearing, having no structural function; also see metal curtain wall.
2. In ancient fortifications, an enclosing wall or rampart connecting two bastions or towers.
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